Consumer Law

Consumer Protection Law regulates business conduct and punish fraudulent practices that prey on the average purchaser. Consumer Rights Law aids consumers in dealing with unfair advertising and sales tactics, bait and switch, mail fraud, issues concerning truth-in-lending and abusive collective practices. The Federal Trade Commission deals with this area of law and Federal Acts include the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The Magnuson-Moss Act regulates product warranties. The Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) deals with billing practices regarding credit accounts.

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Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, announced recently that the state would sue iYogi, one of the world's largest computer technical support services companies. The AG charged iYogi with selling unsuspecting computer owners unnecessary technical support services. Hello, this is...
Michael Wechsler
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A woman who received 153 robocalls from Time Warner Cable regarding the outstanding bill of another customer was awarded $229,500 in New York District Court. In King v Time Warner Cable, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 14-02018, the court awarded triple damages of $1,500...
Michael Wechsler
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Sprinkle some magic powder on your food and you'll have a gym body without going to the gym in no time. Slim down just by rubbing some sweet smelling cream in strategic places. Do these promises of fitness without dieting and exercising sound too good to be true? The FTC thought so and charged...
Michael Wechsler
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Telemarketing companies using autodialers to make "robocalls" are finally being met with tougher federal regulation. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revised its rules and regulations in February concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). These changes went into effect...
Michael Wechsler
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New York State Attorney General Eric T. Shneiderman announced in September that 19 search engine optimization firms and private companies agreed to pay fines exceeding $350,000 (in the aggregate) and cease creating fraudulent reviews online. The year long "Operation Clean Turf" was targeted at...
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